"So close yet so far". A saying that reveals its true meaning when you're in the mountains. From the first distant sight of the Rupin pass at the break of dawn, it takes 1.5 long hours to get to the pass as the pass slowly inches closer and closer to you, while revealing its 70 degree gradient. A typical reaction of almost a majority of the trekkers when they reach the base of the pass is "Are you serious we're going to climb this ?" Rupin Pass Trek | Day 8 | Summit Push | 15,400 ft.